Avnet Will Likely Appoint Amelio Substantive CEO

Avnet Inc. will most likely within the next few months approve the appointment of William Amelio as its substantive CEO, dissipating the cloud of uncertainty at the apex of the electronics component distributor and high-tech systems integrator. Amelio was recently named interim CEO of the company following the departure of Rick Hamada, a 30-years-plus employee…

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Industry Favors Final Anti-Counterfeit Rule

The final Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) rule regarding the sourcing of electronic components is being viewed favorably by advocates of the authorized supply chain. The rule, issued August 2, incorporates language suggested by the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) and other industry groups that clarifies terms, such as “authorized dealer” and “trusted supplier;” and issues,…

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Is There Really an Internet of Things?

Hyped as the next boom in the electronics and IT industries, the Internet of Things (IoT) was predicted to cause storage and Big Data expansions like nothing we'd ever seen, with all of the computing, programming and administration to go with it. Whole industries would be rejuvenated, from health care to food delivery, and we'd…

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Wi-Fi Interference Hits Spotlight

SAN JOSE, Calif.—In the process of defining tests to make sure a new LTE specification fairly shares unlicensed spectrum with Wi-Fi networks, engineers at Qualcomm uncovered some interesting data: Wi-Fi access points are all over the board when it comes to how they share spectrum with each other. “We tried three brands of the best…

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ADI, Linear Deal Highlights Key Power Trends

Peter Real, CTO and senior vice president at Analog Devices (Norwood, MA) recently spoke with EE Times about the Analog Devices's recent acquisition of Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA). The recent deal that sees Analog Devices (ADI) buying Linear Technology (LTC) for $14.8bn highlights some of the key trends in the industry, says Peter Real, chief…

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Mouser Stocks STMicro ToF Sensor

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the VL53L0X laser-ranging sensor from STMicroelectronics (ST). The VL53L0X time-of-flight (ToF) sensor integrates a leading-edge single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) array and the second generation of ST’s FlightSense™ technology to extend the measurement range up to two meters. The sensor offers ranging as fast as 20ms, and reports distance…

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